Wet conditions expected in the next fortnight

Today Online 1 Sep 16;

SINGAPORE — Singapore is to experience wet conditions in the first fortnight of September, the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) said in a statement.

Over the next two weeks, Singapore can expect five to seven days of short-duration thundery showers mostly in the late morning and afternoon, due to strong solar heating of the land areas coupled with wind convergence.

Low level winds are forecast to blow predominantly from the south-east or south-west, and are expected to blow from the west on a few days.

In addition, thundery showers with occasional gusty winds can be expected on one or two days between the pre-dawn hours and morning. This is due to squall lines moving eastwards from the Strait of Malacca.

As such, the rainfall for the first fortnight of September 2016 is “likely to be slightly above normal”, the MSS said in the statement.

However, dry and warm weather conditions can still be expected on a few days. On these days, the daily maximum temperatures could reach around 34°C. On most days, the daily maximum temperatures are forecast to range between 32°C and 33°C.

The MSS also said that in August, the Changi climate station recorded the mean daily maximum temperature for the month at 31.8°C, the highest mean daily maximum temperature recorded for August in the last 10 years.

Furthermore, the mean monthly temperature recorded in August was 28.9°C, approximately 1°C warmer than the long-term August mean temperature. Rainfall for Singapore was below normal for August, with the highest rainfall of 213mm recorded around the Choa Chu Kang area.

For updates of the daily weather and haze forecast, visit you can visit the MSS website (www.weather.gov.sg); the NEA website (www.nea.gov.sg); the haze microsite (www.haze.gov.sg) or through the myENV app and the Weather@SG app.

Rainy September forecast after warmer-than-usual August
Channel NewsAsia 1 Sep 16;

SINGAPORE: Rainy weather, with several days of short thundery showers can be expected in the first half of September, said the Meteorological Service on Thursday (Sep 1).

Over the next two weeks, Singapore can expect five to seven days of short thundery showers mostly in the late morning and afternoon, said the Met Service in its media statement, adding that this was due to strong solar heating of land areas coupled with wind convergence.

In addition, thundery showers with occasional gusty winds can be expected on one or two days between the predawn hours and morning.

Rainfall for the first fortnight of September is forecast to be slightly above normal.

However, the Met Service added that dry and warm weather conditions can still be expected on a few days where the daily maximum temperatures could reach around 34°C. On most days however, the daily maximum temperatures are forecast to range between 32°C and 33°C.

AUGUST WARMER THAN USUAL: MET SERVICE

The Met Service also noted that Singapore saw a few warm days in the first half of August. The highest daily maximum temperature recorded in August ranged between 29.1°C and 35.4°C, it said.

At the Changi climate station, the mean daily maximum temperature for August was 31.8°C, which is the highest mean daily maximum temperature recorded for August in the
last ten years.

In addition, the mean monthly temperature recorded was 28.9°C, approximately 1°C warmer than the long-term August mean temperature.

The month also saw below-normal rainfall, although there were more rainy days in the second half of the month.

The Met Service noted that on Aug 24, a Sumatra squall brought heavy rainfall to many parts of Singapore. The heaviest rain that day fell over Jurong Island where a total of 69.2mm of rainfall was logged.

- CNA

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